Trump administration should look to replace ineffective press secretary
By Jacqueline Hyman
In the last few months, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has had to clarify some confusing and controversial statements from President Donald Trump. And up until this past week, I had some sympathy for him. After all, making sense of Trump’s less than conventional statements can’t be an ...
Holocaust reparations from France legitimate but don’t erase suffering
By Mitzpeh Staff
On Sept. 15, The Washington Post reported that the U.S. State Department had approved that France pay $11 million in reparations to Holocaust survivors. The payments are in regards to Holocaust survivors who traveled from France to concentration camps through the state-owned French railway, or SNCF. The payment ...
Holocaust survivor speaks to UMD students about hope
By Dayna Gillespie, for the Mitzpeh, @Mitzpeh
Dr. Mark Strauss, Holocaust survivor and world-renowned artist, spoke to more than 60 students at Maryland Hillel on Oct. 15.
He described his story as a “miracle” and recounted his life struggles under Nazi rule in his native Poland.
“We are so excited and so honored to have Dr. ...
Remembering Holocaust: Responsibility accompanies sense of comfort
By Jake Baum, for the Mitzpeh, @jakeatumd
Social justice campaigns overwhelm our social media, fighting against issues such as global climate change, poverty and most importantly, bigotry of any kind. We’ve reached a point in history when hateful thoughts are a thing of the past and systematic discrimination simply ...
Over 150 join AEPi’s ‘Walk to Remember’
By Rachel Askinasi, for the Mitzpeh, @raskinasi
The brothers of Alpha Epsilon Pi revived a national tradition April 16 and walked through campus to honor Holocaust Remembrance Day and help make sure that people never forget.
After a four year lull, Alex Spector, president of the AEPi chapter at this university, decided to start the ...
Students host discussion to remember the forgotten
MICA and Hamsa spark discussion about the Nazi persecution of the queer and Jewish communities
By Camille Chrysostom, for the Mitzpeh, @Mitzpeh
The office of Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy (MICA) sponsored an event Wednesday, April 15 to remember the persecuted Queer and Jewish victims of the Holocaust in honor of ...